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Easy Weeknight Hamburger Soup with Sweet Potatoes

This Easy Weeknight Hamburger Soup with Sweet Potatoes is great for a healthy and filling meal that the whole family will love. Plus, leftovers are super yummy too!
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hamburger soup, soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: April


  • 1 small sweet onion finely diced
  • 3 stalks celery diced
  • 1 lb lean ground beef 0.5 kg
  • 1 - 28oz can canned diced tomatoes 796ml
  • cup tomato paste 1 small can (90ml)
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 large sweet potato about 2.5 cups diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a dutch oven or other large pot on medium heat. Dice onion and celery.
  • Cook diced onion and celery in the oil for approximately 3-4 minutes, until the onions start to become translucent and the celery softens. Stir often. Season with a little salt.
  • Add ground beef and cook until the beef is cook through, about 6-8 minutes, breaking up the clumps with a wooden spoon. Again, season with some salt and pepper.
  • Once the beef is cooked through, add the canned tomatoes, tomato paste, beef broth, diced sweet potato and peppers, garlic, basil and oregano to the pot. Stir to combine.
  • Turn up heat to medium-high, cover and bring to a slow boil. Then reduce heat to low-medium, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are softened.
  • After 10 minutes, add the frozen corn. While the soup simmers, add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream and cilantro on top.


This recipe makes about 12 cups of soup. Leftovers are good in the fridge for 3 days.